Research and Writing

All of our faculty and postdoctoral fellows are active scholars working to publish books, articles, and essays aimed at university audiences as well as the broader reading public. We also support the publication efforts of other scholars and writers through our online journal and book series.

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Faculty Books

Center faculty publish academic books on a wide range of subjects, predominantly focused on religion and politics in U.S. history. Some have also published trade books for wider audiences.

Tazeen M. Ali

Assistant Professor of Religion and Politics

Biography
  • Authorizing Women: Islamic Authority at the Women’s Mosque of America

    (In progress)

Fannie Bialek

Assistant Professor of Religion and Politics

Biography
  • Vulnerability and Power: The Promise of Relational Ethics

    (In progress)

R. Marie Griffith

Director and John C. Danforth Distinguished Professor in the Humanities

Biography
John D. Inazu

Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law & Religion and Professor of Political Science (by courtesy)

Biography
Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp

Archer Alexander Distinguished Professor

Biography
Lerone A. Martin

Associate Professor of Religion and Politics

Biography
  • Preaching on Wax 

    The Phonograph and the Shaping of Modern African American Religion

    Details
  • America’s Bishop: J. Edgar Hoover and the Shaping of American Religion

    (Under contract with Princeton University Press)

Leigh Eric Schmidt

Edward C. Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor

Biography
Mark Valeri

Reverend Priscilla Wood Neaves Distinguished Professor of Religion and Politics

Biography